RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

In this special Memorial Day mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on James DeGale’s IBF 168-pound title winning effort against Andre Dirrell, what might be next for both super middleweights, the state of the 168-pound division, the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri fight, Jessie Vargas, this year’s crazy busy boxing schedule and much more. Enjoy!

RingTv image ‘Chunky’ becomes champion

‘Chunky’ becomes champion

After a strong start James DeGale had to withstand a late rounds surge from Andre Dirrell and then dig deep in the championship rounds against American to seize the vacant IBF super middleweight belt on Saturday afternoon at the at Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus. DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a major world title with the victory.

RingTv image Eric Hunter, Abraham Lopez notch KOs on Golden Boy Live show

Eric Hunter, Abraham Lopez notch KOs on Golden Boy Live show

Featherweight fringe contender Eric Hunter made quick work of Antonio Escalante on Friday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, dropping the shopworn veteran three times en route to scoring a first-round stoppage. In the co-featured bout of the “Golden Boy Live” card, featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez stopped Alfred Tetteh in Round 5.

RingTv image Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson close FNF with Boxcino tournament wins

Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson close FNF with Boxcino tournament wins

Andrey Fedosov stopped Donovan Dennis in the eighth round on Friday in Corona, California. Fedesov won the Boxcino tournament heavyweight title and earned a top 10 ranking by the WBA. In the co-featured bout of the final “Friday Night Fights,” John Thompson stopped Brandon Adams in the second round to win the Boxcino junior middleweight title.

RingTv image Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.

RingTv image A farewell to Friday Night Fights

A farewell to Friday Night Fights

Tonight on ESPN2, “Friday Night Fights” comes to a bittersweet conclusion as its 17-year run closes, while “Premier Boxing Champions” prepares for a July premiere. RingTV.com’s Michael Woods looks back with the show’s particulars.

RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans continue to buzz about Gennady Golovkin’s TKO of Willie Monroe Jr., as some wonder if the fight exposed defensive flaws or was just another sign of his dominance, and others pontificate on how GGG might fare against super middleweight standouts Carl Froch and Andre Ward, plus questions about Roman Gonzalez, mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!

RingTv image Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Featherweight fringe contender Eric Hunter and former all-action standout Antonio Escalante made weight for their junior lightweight main event for Friday’s Golden Boy Live card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Hunter-Escalante, and at least two other bouts (including the Abraham Lopez-Alfred Tetteh co-feature and heavyweight Taishan), will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

RingTv image Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

The first live Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) telecast will be headlined by a 12-round welterweight bout between undefeated contender Keith Thurman and former titleholder Luis Collazo, the network announced on Thursday. The new monthly series debuts on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET.